This informative supplement to the author’s Queens of Sicily 1061-1266 further explores the queens’ use of power and the Sicilian cultural identity forged by these women. Chapters are dedicated to topics such as: the queens’ suppression of adversaries, reginal patronage, titles and heraldry, words spoken by the queens, court cuisine (including recipes) and poetry (with original translations of a number of poems of the Sicilian School), places the queens lived, sexuality and marriage, and more. A chapter lists work by fellow historians. As a cornerstone in the emerging field of Sicilian queenship, this book begins a new conversation in medieval women’s studies, laying the foundation for work to come.
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